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The MasPar MP-1 architecture

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Blank, T. ; MasPar Comput. Corp., Sunnyvale, CA, USA

The MasPar MP-1 architecture is described. It is a massively parallel SIMD machine with the following key characteristics: scalable architecture in terms of the number of processing elements, system memory, and system communication bandwidth; reduced-instruction-set-computer-like instruction set design which leverages optimizing compiler technology; adherence to industry-standard floating point formats, specifically VAX and IEEE floating point; and an architectural design amenable to a VLSI implementation. The architecture provides not only high computational capability, but also a mesh and global interconnect style of communication. The computational model and subsystems of the MP-1, including the interconnection mechanisms, are described.<>

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Compcon Spring '90. Intellectual Leverage. Digest of Papers. Thirty-Fifth IEEE Computer Society International Conference.

Date of Conference:

Feb. 26 1990-March 2 1990